Auditory Figure – Ground Discrimination

Difficulty picking out necessary and relevant sounds from extraneous background noises. Symptoms Strategies Student is easily distracted by extraneous noise (outside and inside classroom: hum of fluorescent lighting, etc.). – Seat student near area of instruction.– Provide the child with quiet space for times when classroom noises are clearly distracting.– Earphones might be used during …

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Auditory Discrimination

Trouble distinguishing similar sounds (“pig and big”) or confusing the sequence of heard or spoken sounds (“ephelant”). Symptoms Strategies Has trouble distinguishing between individual sounds in spoken language (sh-ch, th-ph). May mispronounce new vocabulary words and will have trouble with foreign language classes – Face the student and speak slowly and distinctly. Have student look …

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Developmentally inappropriate degrees of inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity. Symptoms Strategies Difficulty in accurate diagnosis. Need accurate diagnosis to treat effectively; requires TEAM approach: educational, pediatric, psychological. This all needs to be coordinated.Provide careful education remediation of the specific deficit (usually ADHD accompanied by learning disability). Hyperactive, can’t sit still, fidgets.Is always “on the go”, acts …

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Auditory Memory

Difficulty recalling previously learned material upon demand, with short and long term memory problems. Symptoms Strategies Lags in memory of hearing you; seems unaware of what is happening; asks you to repeat. Will have difficulty recalling the sequence of the directions. – Have student repeat oral directions in sequence or tell you in his/her own …

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130 Accommodations for Specific Academic Subjects

WHEN TEACHING READING: Make reading aloud in class a voluntary activity. Provide opportunities for choral reading. Allow parents, aides, etc., to read lessons to students who have difficulty with decoding. Directly teach specific skills. (i.e. main ideas vs. details, inferences etc.) Investigate Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexics. (textbooks on tape) Build comprehension in reading …

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